Ugh. It’s so depressing when I have to buy the required reading material for my courses. Yesterday, I dropped by the hospital because it’s the only place to buy my Health Science textbooks. My books for Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy & Physiology were $270 alone! Luckily, I can sell most of them back at the end of the semester.
Earlier today, my friend drove me to Stony Books (a cheaper alternative to the on-campus bookstore) to buy the rest of what I need. Although people have told me that searching on Amazon will save me a whole lot more money, many of my classes require the books on the very first or second day of class. So the 5-7 business days of shipping really isn’t an option for me. : (
I’m also really psyched for my Contemporary Masculinities course, too, because the reading and film list sounds amazing. Not only are we reading the first volume in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, we’re also going to be doing Death of a Salesman (one of my favorite reads from high school). Other books on the reading list include Lockpick Pornography, Howl, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. The movies we also have to watch independently are: The Lion King, Where the Wild Things Are, Fight Club, Paris is Burning, Humpday, Boys Don’t Cry, and American Beauty. All of which are excellent films! I’M SO EXCITED.
We had also made a trip to Target, because Chris needed groceries and Mike needed a belt. I was looking through their scrapbook section and found these sticker packets on clearance for only $0.48! I also remembered that the gurus on Makeup Alley strongly recommended the $1 e.l.f. eyeshadow brush, so I also picked that up. : ) I can’t wait to use the stickers in my album! Which I left at home, sadly. The eyeshadow brush is also super soft and picks up pigment really well, just as I’ve heard. :D
In other news, my blog’s hit count is approaching 5,000! :D I never thought I’d get this far with just a hobby. This graph shows how many people have visited by month since May, when I first started blogging! As you see, it’s increased exponentially. (click to enlarge image) Hopefully, this keeps up!